Many English students at ECU are dedicated and hardworking helping make the ECU English Department what it is today. Below are three such students, whose recent awards, hard work, and accomplishments we would like to recognize!
Congratulations to PhD student Temptaous Mckoy, who has received one of four recipients of the 2018 Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship from the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC). (Temptaous also received a Scholars for the Dream Award from this same organization, as did Ceci Shelton.) The scholarship, which recognizes the scholarly contribution of graduate student presenters at the conference, will help to fund Temptaous’ travel to the 2018 conference in Kansas City in March, where she will give a presentation entitled “Diversifying Graduate Programs through Recruitment Initiatives ‘On the Ground’ at HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions.” This is the second year in a row that PhD student has won a Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship, since Janine Butler received the award last year.
Congratulations to English PhD students Cecilia (Ceci) Shelton and Temptaous McKoy, who have both received “Scholars for the Dream” Awards to attend the national Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 14-17 in Kansas City, MO. In honor of their achievements, their names will be printed in a special announcement in the convention program and their sessions will be identified in that program as including a presentation from a “Dream Scholar.” Additionally, they will be introduced and receive their awards at the opening general session of the conference.
Our former MA student, Shane Combs (2015), who is now an English Studies PhD student at Illinois State, won the Outstanding University Teaching Award in the Graduate Student Teaching category, Level 1, Doctoral for Illinois State University. It is given once-yearly and is a university wide award.